The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Best source of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health

    People with known coronary heart disease should consume at least 1 gram daily of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

    Researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City ask whether taking supplements provide the same benefits as eating fatty fish?

    Which is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids-fish or fish-oil supplements?

    • The argument that eating fish is better than taking supplements stems from the fact that important nutrients (vitamin D, selenium, and antioxidants) are missing from the supplements.
    • 3 major studies clearly indicate that omega-3 fatty acid capsules confer cardiovascular benefits.

    The bottom line?

    The authors conclude that with respect to heart health, both fatty fish and omega-3 supplements protect against coronary heart disease.

    1/29/10 18:15 JR

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